The Harriman Institute at Columbia University is one of the world's leading academic institutions devoted to Russian, Eurasian and East European studies. Our mission is to serve our community at the university and beyond by supporting research, instruction, and dialogue, sponsoring vibrant and multidisciplinary events that bring together our extraordinary resources of faculty, students, and alumni. We are committed to training the next generation of regional specialists to play leadership roles in setting the academic and scholarly agenda, making policy and challenging accepted truths about how we study our rapidly changing world.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
The Harriman Institute is pleased to announce the recipients of its latest round of Russian Studies Research Grants, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lynn Garafola (Professor Emerita of Dance, Barnard College) is curator of the exhibit "Arthur Mitchell: Harlem's Ballet Teacher" now on view at the Wallach Art Gallery.

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Monday, January 8, 2018
Kimberly Marten (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College) has published "Reconsidering NATO Expansion: A Counterfactual Analysis of Russia and the West in the 1990s" in European Journal of International Security.
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Yana Gorokhovskaia, postdoctoral fellow in Russian Politics at the Harriman Institute, discusses how the opposition in Russia is using local contests to develop winning electoral strategies. Read her piece on the Washington's Post's Monkey Cage blog.
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Harriman Institute Alum Bruce Pannier, a student of the late Edward A. Allworth (1920-2016), publishes a piece dedicated to Allworth. RFE/RL (December 30, 2017).
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027

Please join us for a talk with Shaun Walker, Moscow correspondent for the 

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Thursday, January 18, 2018 to Friday, January 19, 2018
Kellogg Center, 1512 International Affairs Building

Please join the Harriman Institute and Columbia Global Policy Initiative for a conference on the transnational issues of migration and forced migration, taking a comparative approach that considers

Jan
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6:00pm
World Room, Pulitzer Hall 3rd Floor (Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway at 116th St)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Columbia Journalism School for a panel discussion featuring Chris Hedges (host of RT America's 'On Contact' interview show), Trevor Timm (Executive Director, Freedom of the Press Foundation) and Jeffrey Trimble (Deputy Director, U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors), moderated by Steve Coll (Dean, Columbia Journalism School).
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
7:30pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)
Rainn Wilson (The Office) leads a troupe of actors from stage and screen in performing a night of Chekhov's tragically comedic tales. Laura Strausfeld, Chekhov superfan and curator of New York's annual celebration of the author's birthday, joins with Selected Shorts at Symphony Space to curate an evening of Chekhov's great works and raise a glass in honor of his 158th birthday. With a special musical performance by Joan Osborne.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027
Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a talk with Miriam Schulz (Department of Yiddish Studies, Columbia University) about her German-language book Before The Bow That Was Drawn: The Vilnius Komitet and its documentation of the destruction of Polish Jewry, 1939–1940/4 (Metropol, 2016).